Hogwarts Knit Scarf Pattern Mk. II

After I had made my first Hogwarts scarf, a friend of mine asked me if I could make one for her as well, just not so big (she lives even farther south than I do, so it doesn’t get very cold, even in the winter). I thought about it for a while until inspiration struck me. Why not make it flat? So here’s the pattern for my flat version of my Gryffindor scarf, with a slight stripe variation.

Materials:

2 skeins main color yarn (for my Ravenclaw scarf, I used Caron Simply Soft Dk. Country Blue, and for my Gryffindor, I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Burgundy)

1 skein contrast color yarn (again, worsted weight, I used Caron Simply Soft Heather Gray, or Vanna’s Choice Mustard)

Size 7 needles

yarn needle

Instructions:

Step 1: Cast on 55 stitches of the main color

Step 2: Slip one stitch knit-wise, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1 until end of row (single stitch ribbing)

Step 3: Repeat previous step 29 more times so that you have 30 rows of the main color

Step 4: Change to contrast color and rib three rows just as you did with the main color, but don’t slip the first stitch of the first row

Step 5: Switch back to main color and rib five rows without slipping the first stitch of the first row

Step 6: Change again to contrast color and rib three rows without slipping the first stitch of the first row

Step 7: Repeat step 2

Step 8: Repeat from step 3 to step 7 until you have ten sets of stripes

Step 9: Finish up by casting off and sewing in all the ends.

Step 10: To add the fringe, cut many many 6 inch lengths of the main color. Add fringe on about every other stitch using this method.

And there you have it! Feel free to ask any questions, and I welcome observations and tips. And if you can, don’t forget to show me your finished project!


Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban Gryffindor Scarf

Here’s the pattern for the Harry Potter scarf that I made (and designed).

Supplies:

3 skeins of red yarn (I used Caron Simply soft Autumn Red), 1 skein of yellow yarn (I used Caron Simply soft Sunshine)

US size 7 (or smaller, depending on how large you want your scarf to be) circular knitting needles

Place marker

crochet hook (for fringe)

Instructions:

Cast on 100 sts in red yarn and put on place marker. Join on the round. Knit in stockinette for 30 rows, then change to yellow yarn and knit 4 rows, switch to red and knit 4 rows, go back to yellow and knit 4 rows. Repeat 30 red rows and stripes until your desired length. Block if desired, then add fringe. I made mine 3 inches long. Et Voila! You have your very own Gryffindor scarf ready for the next Harry Potter movie premier! You can change the colors to match whatever House you like. Here’s my scarf.

Just a note, 100 stitches make a very wide scarf. Mine ended up being 10 1/2 inches wide, so if you want a thinner scarf, cast on about 60 to 75.

Harry Potter Scarf

So I began my very own scarf a while ago, not following any of the patterns on the awesome site, The Leaky Cauldron because they weren’t as true to the movies as I would like. I chose a red that wasn’t as much of a purple color as is seen in the movies because it didn’t seem very Gryffindor. I’m about two thirds through the scarf, as of now, but the picture was taken a couple days ago, so it isn’t as long. The pattern is very simple, but the width is pretty large, and the length is very long (but not as long as the Doctor’s scarf!), so it is a time consuming project. A time consuming but thoroughly enjoyable project, mind you. My goal is  to have this completed before November 19, which doesn’t seem like it’s going to be very difficult. I then have some other projects to complete before Christmas, namely two messenger bags, one with the Fullmetal Alchemist symbol on the flap, and the other with the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense symbol. Also it would be nice if the Lord of the Rings scarf in my previous post could finished by then, but that can wait until the receiver’s birthday.

Knitting Notions

Just recently, I’ve rediscovered how much I like knitting. I only knew how to do the garter stitch until I discovered knitting tutorials on youtube. Knit Witch was especially helpful when I was learning how to purl. So since then I have been combing the internet, trying to find patterns that interest me. So far I’ve found a lot of nerdy things like a knitted Companion Cube from Portal, a Golden Snitch and House Scarfs from Harry Potter, Tom Baker’s scarf and plush TARDIS from Doctor Who, and a One Ring scarf and Pippin’s scarf from Lord of the Rings. What I really want to do now is find a simple cloak pattern that can be adapted to look like the Lothlorien cloaks from Lord of the Rings. I got a Leaf of Lorien pin for my birthday last year, and later, after Christmas, my brother played Frodo in a skit, using that pin. He made a cloak out of an old blanket, and I was thinking that it would be the coolest thing to knit one of those cloaks. Bear in mind, I’m a novice knitter that is eager to learn. If anyone has any suggestions at all, or equally geeky knitting patterns, I would be most obliged.